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woman to be execute in virginia in nearly a century. we're going to have the details of this controversial case. >>> wolf blitzer is off today, i'm suzanne malveaux. and you're "in the situation room." >>> president obama's controversial education policy has suffered a blow right here in his own back yard. in tuesday's primary, democrats in washington ousted incumbent mayor adrian fenty in the wake of a series of controversial reforms. that's not the only issue that the city is struggling with. talked about that. more with the city council and the new democratic nominee, vince gray. >>> thank you so much for being here in the situation room. first of all, congratulations on your win. obviously, you have a general election but in a predominantly democratic city like washington it's very likely you'll be the next mayor. take a look at this city at what we're dealing with. unemployment, more than 10% in some areas. much, much higher than that. and hiv positive rate, the high nest the country. we've got poverty. what is your first priority in terms of what you need to do
, virginia. >> that's right. this is a 21-page document they're going to release today to the public. it's focused sharply on cutting taxes, spending and government regulations including president obama's health care law and his stimulus program so let's look at the details, you know, g.o.p. leaders formally roll it out this morning making clear what republicans would do if they take over the house after the midterms so on the economy, it promises to stop what republicans call job killing tax hikes. pass a small business tax reduction, reign in government red tape and repeal business mandates. for government spending, a vow to end government control of fannie mae and freddie mac, cancellation of all unspent stimulus money, a rollback of spending to prestimulus and prebailout levels, a hard cap on discretionary spending and weekly votes on spending cuts. for health care, repeal and replace health care reform law, substituting medical liability reform legislation and making permanent a law banning federal money for abortion services. in the government reform section of this, a rule mandati
elections. >> the second congressional district in virginia is in the far southeast corner of the state. it takes in virginia beach, the largest city in virginia and parts of hampton and an area known as the eastern shore which is a couple of rural counties. it is primarily farming and touring -- farming and tourism areas. the dominant industries are the united states navy and tourism. the oceanfront, there's a vibrant tourism community with hotels. it is not as large as myrtle beach, but it is that type of community. the u.s. navy and related military enterprises is its largest business, i would say. this particular congressional race is of high interest to republicans and democrats. during his first campaign, the republicans tried to keep him in office and were not successful. since his election, he has been subject to a steady stream of bloggers and e-mail's aimed at reaching out to the media blasting all lost everything he does. because he is a freshman, legislative experts will tell you the best of times to unseat an incumbent is during the first term because they have not quite es
-state tour with stops in two more key states. iowa and virginia. mike viqueira is traveling with the president and joins us from des moines and, mike, we have seen him return to this very successful campaign mode that he used to get elected president and he's focusing on youth. talk a little bit about the strategy here. >> well, it's very quite obvious and the president has explicitly stated along with joe biden. chris, the day after the scolding came the pleading from president obama. he and the vice president the day before yesterday told the base stop, stop whining you have to buck up or everything you worked so hard for will go down the tubes. last night really trying to create that campaign air. it was a dnc event. completely political on the campus of university of wisconsin. the official estimate and you got to believe the obama, the obama administration and the democratic party got the picture that they wanted out there with all those kids out there cheering. it was a full-on production. the whole nine yards. the dnc had sponsored some internet watch parties. they sa
the largest storm on the planet. about the sides of north carolina, south carolina and virginia combined. hard to miss it on radar. you see it on enhanced radar imagery, it's just off the coast of the carolinas. i can tell you the first impact on the united states is heavy surf. in terms of power ali was talking about moments ago, 145-mile-an-hour max sustained winds. gusts at 175. and this powerhouse is expected to roar its way to the north. where exactly is it going to go? according to the path of the hurricane center, the storm is expected to make a northerly jog over the next two days. by 2:00 in the morning on friday, should be just east of the outer banks. this thing say huge storm. so many people in the carolina coast dealing with heavy winds, of course, strong surf, tremendous waves. there will be millions without power before all said and done. as the storm is expected to move through, a category 3 storm. early saturday morning, a category 2 storm, perhaps, just off the coast cape cod with winds of 100 miles per hour. keep in mind these storms are very fickle and may jog out closer to
warnings out for parts of virginia and north carolina. let's go to the magic wall. kyra tuck county, northeastern parts of north carolina, and matthews county, the pink polygons that you see here these are tornadoes. and both of these cells are moving north at 40 miles an hour. so moving very, very quickly. this saul within a tornado watch that empasses a big swath of real estate across the mid-atlantic until 1:00 this afternoon. so this is -- you know, we have remnants of a tropical system which was only around for a little bit. and we got a tremendous amount of rain. flooding a huge issue. boy, i'll tell you some of the areas that we've already seen flooding in, like wilmington, 7 inches of rainfall. that's just in 24 hours. and that doesn't include, john, the 10 inches that they had two days earlier. they could very well end up with 20 inches of rainfall without a hurricane there. >> how long is this going to last? >> north carolina will last for six to eight hours. but the northeast is in for it today. a lot of moisture out there. the silver lining is, a lot of these spots need
, the previous generation. host: nelson from west virginia. if you are from generation x, or generation y, we want to hear from you, since you will be in europe in the world -- you will be inheriting the world from the baby boom generation. and those folks that came out of the world war ii years, if you would like to talk about the baby boomers and what you left them, that would be an interesting conversation as well. the next call is from wisconsin, ron on the democrats line. ron, what generation are you in? caller: high may boomer -- i'm a boomer, born in 1947 and i think the article is way off balance. i think the contribution of the boomers goes beyond any of the other generations in the fact that people nowadays can actually say no, instead of just marching in lockstep with what happened up until the 1960's. we could say, hey, wait a second, something is wrong, and to make changes. and these changes really shaped present generations. and i think if anything, the present generation are the ones that are released boyle, undereducated, and really do not have a direction. -- are really spoil
's interesting, you know, it's the same thing that happened to green in west virginia where popular governor is now finding to be a tough fight in a state where barack obama is not popular. in florida, you get a cross fire. >> we're going to invite all three of them to join us in the situation room between now and november 2. we're going to invite all of the senate candidates to join us. because the voters have a right to take a look at these candidates. so thanks very much, david, for that. >>> by the way, we have more poll numbers coming in on key battle ground states in california, in illinois, and alaska. this new cnn/"time" magazine poll, stand by, we'll share those numbers. some will, in fact, surprise you. >>> up next, we eerl going 're update you on the horrific bus crash in washington, d.c. people are trapped right now. we have a producer on the scene. then, major victory for emergency workers on the scene in the harrowing moments after the 9/11 terror attacks. new information coming in from capitol hill. >>> we've been following this bus crash outside of washington, d.c. in bethesd
're right. i'm about 20 miles outside of washington, d.c. right now. virginia, a democratic state in 2008. president obama took it back, however, in 2009, t.j., we saw republicans take back the governorship. republicans are hoping to pick up a couple seats in this state in their quest for at least 39 seats. the number, t.j., that they need to take back the house of representatives. you're right i got to spend about a half hour with republican national committee chairman michael steele, t.j., as we grove out here, very interesting things to say to me. >> we have watched as this government has ignored the people. and has acted in a way in which they have dismissed, they have name called, and they have just put out of their minds what's important. what's important to america. well, guess what? we take the country back by firing pelosi. we take the country back by retiring harry reid. >> reporter: there you go. there's michael steele in washington, d.c. right before he left to head into virginia, t.j. let me tell you, a couple things he had to say to me on the way out here to fairfax, 20 mime
virginia. we picked virginia to sort of look at how the president is doing two years later because he won that state, first democrat to do that since 1964 back in 2008. and yet we found republicans and then democrats, independents, who voted for the president in 2008 saying this is not moving, turning around quickly enough. and one of the people we spoke to is reverend -- pastor mariner. and he said a lot of his parishioners, including african-americans who were proud to support the president in 2008 are saying what happened? >> people don't seem excited about voting. they don't seem energetic. what difference would it make? we've got the first african-american president in office, but look at where we are now. >> what do you tell them when they seem disappointed? they had a lot of hope, but now they're disappointed. >> i don't know if they're disappointed at him, disappointed in the process. i think they're disappointed in overall this functional attitude in congress. >> and that's an important point to make. i heard that from other voters, as well. even some republicans say they voted f
, there will be defined benefits. you could look at north carolina and norfolk south, virginia and csx. there are many other states where we don't have progress. irnl one or both of you want to terry briefly and then get back to my main interest which is captive shipper rates >> they really get lost in all of this. one of the things troubling is the massive use of stock repurchases. i think one would have to look at a balance you say, well, people have a right to reward their share holders. they are encouraged in people to invest. along with that is the whole question of capital shipments. that's really why we are here. i would like to hear from you, a sense of your path to fairness of the captive. shippers come to see me all the time. they come from all over the koirpt country. i'm not a lawyer but i feel like one when i think of all the cases brought before the itc or stb and feeling short changed. they are always up against you can win or loose because you have a system. you sort of discuss the release in some of these papers i am reading but it is a case of timing. the classic technique is to stal
they are, john. i spent the last couple of days in sort of southeastern virginia, norfolk virginia beach area on exactly that question. what happened to the obama magic. we picked virginia because he won that state. the first time a democrat did that since 1964. and this particular part of virginia, they elected a freshman democrat. and since that time, he's been running away from the president. a sure sign that the president's popularity, some of ththat magi has flipped in places like virginia. the democrat appeared with then candidate obama four times in 2008. now he hasn't appeared with him at all. he voted against health care reform. why? well, we talked to some independent voters in that district who voted for president obama in 2008. and they just say, look, they have no personal against the president. they think he tried to do too much too fast. and number two, they said the economy's so awful right now, people are just in complete panic mode right now and that what they want to do is take it out on their representative. whether it's a democrat, whether it's a republican. and ther
this afternoon with a meeting with voters in richmond, virginia. a new field poll shows that in california, a heavily dam state, voters give president obama higher marks than voters nationwide. the field poll shows 53% of likely california voters think the president is doing a good job compared with 45% of all u.s. voters. still, about the same number said the nation is heading in the wrong direction. >>> 7:46. it's almost one year since anthony batts came oakland's new police chief. so how is the city doing and how has the department changed? chief batts is in the studio with us. thanks for being here. >> aappreciate you allowing me to come. it will be a year the end of the -- of october. >> i was with you when you took over in long beach and now you are here. it's been an eventful year, a lot of things have happened. as you size it up, just as a capsule, how would you size up a year in oakland. >> i think oakland is kind of interesting. where i came from there's ebbs and flows. oakland is on all of the time. i think we've improved as an organization. crime is down, the murder rate is dow
back-to-school pep talk with the nation's students. coming up, a chat with a virginia teacher who was face-to-face with the president on monday. >>> cuba's seismic shift. a half million government workers getting pink slips. >>> gornlg i'm tony harris. those stories and your comments right here right now in the cnn newsroom. >>> a tea party favorite and a gop candidate locked in a tight race, a long-time congressman battles ethics charges and five opponents. it is primary election day in seven states and the district of columbia. we are spotlighting the hot races. paul steinhauser joining us live from washington, d.c. paul, delaware and, let's say, new hampshire top our list because of what we like to call the tea party factor. >> reporter: you are absolutely right. this last big round of primaries this year, and you've got that kind of crisis going on there on the republican side in the primaries. tea party backed candidates and conservative candidates taking on and gaining strength at the expense of the mainstream republican candidates. long-time did republican candidate mike ca
to the laying of pipe for the beltway. no accidents along the way. in virginia, things are moving nicely at the pentagon. >>> a beautiful morning with a lot of sunshine and not a cloud in the sky. temperatures are in the 60's. we don't have a big temperatures spread this morning but by tomorrow morning, i think it will be 10-15 degrees cooler than right now. a lot of such an expected today and a little bit cooler than yesterday afternoon with highs near 80. the humidity will drop throughout the day and tomorrow will have a lot of sunshine but cooler with high temperatures and below 80's and near 90 despite being officially autumn on a wednesday. >>> it is mel little bit easier to get to interstate 95 in northern virginia. the southbound lanes of the fairfax county parkway before it -- between rolling road opened this past weekend. this means the parkway is close to being fully completed. we'll be back with another update ♪ >>> good morning, america. i think everyone is ready. the new season, "dancing with the stars." it is back. tonight, that's right. our cameron mathison. he was on "d
court judge declared the military's don't ask don't tell policy to be unconstitutional. judge virginia a. phillips warned the policy is a violation of the first amendment and that the policy had a direct effect on the military. she said she will issue an injunction barring the federal government from enforcing don't ask, don't tell. the justice department of course will have an opportunity to appeal her decision. for anybody who has been following the various legal cases against don't ask, don't tell, this is the case that was brought by the log cabin republicans, by the gay republican group. we'll have much, much more to come on this breaking news. we'll be right back. new ultrh has scent pearls that give you a whole week of freshness with just one wash. ♪ and from day 1 to day 7, ultra downy april fresh lets you climb in to more freshness than this other fabric softener. so why settle? get more. feel more. >>> as someone who covers politics every day, i seldom get the privilege of seeing phony sincerity and phony humility you see all the time but general passion is rare. today we cam
that this id s noa bad college town to rire in. harrisonburg, virginia, home of james madison university which beat virginia tech this weekend not that we're taking notice of that or i am. thanks for joining us, amanda. i wanted to ask you, in trms ofs these college towns, you picked the best college towns to retire in. how did you arrive at othis? there are lots of llege towns. >> sure. these coege towns have the traditional traits that retirees yook for, low taxes, affordable housing, good health care. on top of that each local college or university has a specific program that allows retirees to go back to school, to take courses in everything from the arts, language, literature, history. so seniors love these. they are using the courses to fill in the gaps from their education, from their undergraduate years. >> more than being on the golf course. >> exactly. you can't golf every y. >> as candy put it lots of keggers. let's get to the top five. starting at number five, let's put that on screen, bellingham, washington, 80,000, home of western washington university. why there? >> well, this
for a tuesday showdown when there will be republican opposition. west virginia, next. west virginia, next. caller: i think stephen colbert is an american and he has a right to say what he wants to say. that is how the man gets his views across. host: the fact that he is a celebrity -- caller: why shouldn't he? we say what we want to said. why can he say what he wants to say? host: people talked about his qualifications and talking about this issue. caller: that is how he gets what you want to say across. if you watch his show, which i do, him and jon stewart bring things to the forefront. they do it in a comical way. many people don't get it. we are all going to get a lot of field jaws because republicans are leading us down that path. there is such a gap between poor people and rich people is that we will need those jobs and fighting immigrants for those jobs if large class people don't wake up and vote. wake up and vote. host: new york , our republican line per caller: good morning. celebritiesk that should be in position to make comments all over the place. i believe that we are in thi
, virginia, and maryland have already declared states of emergency. the major question now remains exactly what path will earl take up the coast. we'll be checking in with al for the latest on this in just a moment. >> got some other stories to cover, including amanda knox, the american college student convicted of murdering her roommate in italy. this morning, some new revelations about her state of mind. and we'll talk to a former fbi agent who is absolutely convinced that she is innocent. >> that's right. and also a little bit later, familiar face around here on "today." try going, matt, the entire month wearing just six items of clothing. the question is, did anybody notice? did you? we're going to find out how she did. >> over and over again. let's begin this morning with hurricane earl. al is in kill devil hills in north carolina on the outer banks. he's tracking the storm. al, good morning to you. >> well, good morning, matt. and, yes, earl has strengthened overnight. a category 4 storm. let's give you the latest details on earl. first of all, we've got a very active area out there.
voters as he begins a cross-country trip today. from new mexico to virginia and spaces in between, he's got a packed schedule. live report coming up from our ed henry. >>> well, he was once called bush's brain. karl rove, the man former president bush called the architect is going on the defense again. he reportedly raised millions to attack democrats in the stretch run. is he worried more about the uprising in his own party? we're going to talk about the tea party and a possible gop civil war. >>> up first, though, extreme weather. emergency crews are fearing the total failure of a levee that's been around for 110 years in wisconsin is located along the wisconsin river just south of portage. emergency officials told about 150 residents to get out yesterday fearing that flooding could wash out the only road leading in and out of the area. some people who didn't listen are already cut off. the same storm system overflowed rivers and extremes in southern minnesota. water pouring through dam destroyed more than half of the homes in the small town of hammond. some people who were allowed
across the country. it ranges from two states, kentucky and virginia, which partly disenfranchises anyone with a felony conviction. you lose the right to vote for life in their states. you can apply for clemency and ask the governor to restore your rights. you have to go to an application procedure. it is entirely at his discretion. he decides it is to vote in his state. under some governors, that number drops precipitously. it is purely discretionary. it is entirely within the governor's control. the result is hundreds of thousands of people are disenfranchised in the states. that has a disproportionate impact on communities of color. we have been working with our partners at the naacp and the and say it -- and the aclu to change that. the results or that two states still disenfranchised anyone with a felony conviction. it will not surprise you that florida, alabama, mississippi, and arizona have permanent disenfranchisement are at least some people with criminal convictions. there has been -- i want to talk about it -- the introduction to our report. a number of these laws are firmly ro
'll throw us off the island. that's all right. we'll just camp somewhere else. >>> in virginia, the navy is also preparing, ready to move 35 ships at naval station norfolk out of harm's way if necessary. >>> and not knowing what earl will do, people like these boaters are going ahead and making plans as far north as massachusetts. another threat, rip currents. red flags posted along many beaches warning about danger. about 65 people were pulled from the water in virginia beach yesterday. a hurricane couldn't come for a worst time for business that depends on tourism dollars from the labor day weekend. some travelers are starting to cancel hotel reservations ahead of the storm. before we bring in chad myers, i want to show you this video from one of our i-reporters. earl whipped up very strong winds in saint kit's, causing some boats to wash ashore. this was yesterday in saint kits. let's do what we have to do. this is your hurricane headquarters at cnn, and when there is a hurricane, chad is our man on it. chad, what have you got? >> ali, the problem with this storm is that it's not a ca
the candidates that could possibly challenge the democratic majority. host: all right. virginia. joe, you say, no. why? caller: i am not over all happy with what is going on. the reason why i say that is we -- even with the tea party candidates, the only thing we would do is slow down the change. there has not really been any change. understand,don't that i find quite pertinent, with as much discontent as there is from voters -- voting with former democratic candidates as well as republican candidates, while a third party hasn't developed as in with what ross perot? i'm afraid the tea party candidate would do nothing more than to split the votes, we're in a general election the democrats would come back on top. host: on our 20 page -- twitter page -- that comes from helen. san diego. joanne. you say, yes, you are happy with the tea party-backed candidate. caller: i am thrilled. we have a great slate in california with carly fiorina alabama and meg whitman -- host: what she tea party? caller: i have to confess i have not gone out to one of the events, but i am thrilled that people in our country a
in quantico, virginia. he has the task of being the newly hired attorney for army private bradley manning the former intelligence analyst at the center of the wikileaks case. some are calling this the biggest leak since the pentagon papers on vietnam. an incident which leads the u.s. military to issue a statement of regret. an american helicopter gun ship accidently strikes civilians in iraq in 2007. two journalists are among those killed. the footage is posted years later on the wikileaks website. the man charged with leaking this video is now at the center of another investigation. a probe into one of the largest intelligence leaks in u.s. history. how did tens of thousands of classified documents on the afghanistan war make their way on to wikileaks this summer? army private bradley manning has not been formally charged in that case. wikileaks hasn't divulged its source. but military officials have told cnn, manning is the prime suspect. manning's attorney, david coombs, spoke to us right after meeting with his client at a facility in quantico, virginia. did he leak those documents? >>
on to virginia. republican line. good morning. caller: yes. we have where i live at we have three pen ten sharies here and there's over a thousand inmates there. and the state -- the tax people pay i hear anywhere from $16,000 to $25,000 a year. and that's not right for us to pay that kind of money for -- to how's those inmates. host: how many jobs do you think those three produce for that area? caller: very few. host: whether or not do you say that? caller: because it's a low income county and stuff. the only thing that keeps our county going is the coal mines and stuff. host: ok. did you have more to add? caller: i would just like, like i said, $25,000 that taxpayers pay to keep the inmate in jail. and just like i said, they need to get those inmates out and bring our soldiers back home from afghanistan and train those prisoners over there for two or three weeks and send them over there. host: according to the national public radio, in 2006 the it cost about $68 billion for corrections. the average cost per state inmate was $22,000 or about $62 per day among facilities operated by the federal b
one -- virginia and maryland. then you have democrats that face tougher calls. chett edwards faces a tough race. these are members represent conservative districts. this may not be the year for them to save their seats. host: what will be the game plan for the white house to save the majority in the house? guest: to be very cold-blooded in their a look and where they need to invest in these races. decide where their money can make a difference. host: will the president be campaigning for individual candidates? will he stay clear and fund- raiser for them instead? what will he do? guest: i think you'll see president obama heading up the new york checkbox pretty soon. he will head up the los angeles checkbox. -- checkbooks. many of the conservative democrats -- and democrats in conservative districts, do not want to have the present campaign for them. the individualize their races. the distance themselves from the national party. host: the first lady is going to spend some of her political capital and carefully stepped into the campaign season. where do you expect to see her? guest:
've got those wilmington -- >> are you from california somewhere? >> the commonwealth of virginia. >> you don't seem like you're into northeastern ethnic politics. let me bring in someone who might be. christina, her name is o'donnell. first of all, there's a lot of people that live around wilmington with names like that and they're going to say she's not some whacky evangelist or colorado springs, she's not a family values type from out there. she seems like somebody i grew up with. there's a lot of appeal to that. >> and appeals to catholic voters as well. >> take a look here. here she is thursday. i'm just suggesting it's a little different than somebody from out west. i'd like to get back into that old neighborhood politics once in a while. let's take a look. here's o'donnell thursday, very conservative culturely. >> chris -- >> i'm sorry. >> i think we're heading in the wrong direction. we're increasing the size of government. >> this is not a mink coat republican here. she's not from the country club. her annual income last year was 5 k. when she's talking about a recession, she's l
in alexandria, virginia, and she assist him and all of his riding. he will be taken of look at the back rockledge the backdrop to the meeting, setting the stage for the -- the backdrop to the meeting, setting the stage for the young conservatives that came together. our second speaker is jim kolbe. he currently serves as a senior transatlantic fell for the german marshall fund of the united states. he is probably best known for his 22 years of distinguished service as a member of the united states house of representatives, representing a district in southern arizona centered around the city of tucson. he served proudly from 1985 until 2007, with 20 of those years on the appropriations committee. he also serves as an adjunct professor at the college of business in the university of arizona, and is a strategic consultant. jim will take a look at their remembrances of what happened on that weekend in sharon connecticut -- sharon, connecticut. our third speaker is al regnery. he is the former publisher of a publishing company which produced 22 "new york times" best sellers. he served in the
there. and then there's the very red state of west virginia. democrats of course have a very, very popular governor running in joe manshun. will they put the money in that they need to win those races. one other thing republicans have to worry about, let's take a look at our map here where the democrats are targeting a few of these republican seats. there are five here that are sitting here. and of course three of them are still seats that democrats are trying to win. you've got missouri. they're spending real money there. they really think robin carnahan can beat, we'll see, not quite sure but it is a red state but it is a red state that robin carnahan very popular, raised a ton of money. kentucky, the first tea party victory was rand paul. democrats still believe that he is too weak to win that seat. we shall see. he's been leading in all the polls. jack conway has yet to be able to take a lead there. the third seat that's sort of sitting there ends up being florida. we're going to close there. take a look at this, what charlie crist said yesterday. he's now the independent, that
. >> the commonwealth of virginia. >> you don't seem like you're into northeastern politics too much. christina, you're from california too. but let me tell you, you've overlooked some basic tribal facts here, her name is o'donnell. first of all a lot of people who live around wilmington named something like that or italian or irish and say she's not some wacky evangelist from way out west somewhere, she's not from colorado springs or something, you know? she's not a family values'-type out there. like someone i grew up with. a lot of appeal to that. >> and campaigns to catholic voters as well. >> the pro-life for conservative catholics as well. >> absolutely. >> i think that you have to look at that when you look at the wilmington 'burbs. here she is thursday, i'm just suggesting a little different than somebody out west in alaska running. >> i agree with that. i agree with that, yeah. >> i would like to get back into that old neighborhood red-neck politics and figure it out. see if that's right or wrong. here's o'donnell thursday, very conservative culturally, very conservative. let's listen. >> b
a letter from fraesh man democratic congressman from virginia who collected over 30 signatures from other moderate democrats who want to preserve -- >> that's congressman nye who is in a fight for his political life. >> i believe so, yes. trying to get him on the show. this is including the upper bracket earners included in this. pelosi does not seem to be bundling on this, insisting the cuts should only remain for the middle class. >> it's fair to say you're not open for that one to two-year extension compromise? >> not for the wealthy, no. that's my position. again, we listen to our members. i think the president gave us exactly what we needed, clarity. and the public is with the president. >> all right. >> she can take that position if she wants, pat. but if you're congressman nye or pair ehlo or from the south tore midwest, you're a lot closer to peter orszag's position which is extend them for two years while the economy is bad. that's keynesian economics by the way and let them expire two years from now. >> and suppose she succeeds in having only extended for the middle tax cuts and
mentioned the tornado watch. we do have a tornado warning just south of virginia beach there. just south into the norfolk area. also watching a flash flood warning around the d.c. area, already getting reports of roads with water covering them. that will be the problem in the big cities. our computers are forecasting as much as five inches of rain in the cities, especially north and west of new york and fimly, could be as much as six inches of rain in the next day or two. airports are going to be a big, big problem during the day high wind warning in effect for new york city. you get the general idea, probably the worse weather we've seen in the last few months. tomorrow morning still with us, but ending tomorrow afternoon is when the storm system will finally move out. give yourself extra time today. if you're heading the the airports, call ahead to see if your flight has been canceled or delayed. you're watching "morning joe" brewed by starbucks. maybe you want school kids to have more exposure to the arts. maybe you want to provide meals for the needy. or maybe you want to help when t
in illinois, west virginia and delaware will take office more or less immediately after votes are canvased and certified and they'll be serving in the lame-duck session. i believe that voters in those states will render a very clear judgment on this lame duck agenda by sending additional reinforcements for our side of the aisle. the campaign strategy of our friends on the other side of the aisle is crystal clear. they are not running on their legislative accomplishments because it's largely unpopular. and they are worried that voters will hold them accountable for the failure of those policies to meet their own stated goals. so they're running campaigns against the american people, some of whom are participating in the political process for the first time. and i'm talking about the tea party movement. calling some of these participants in the process guaranteed by the first amendment of the constitution to redress their government on their grievances and they're deemonizing members of the tea party -- demonizing members of the tea party movement. and president obama has engaged in class wa
to be unconstitutional. judge virginia a. phillips ruled the policy is a violation of the first amendment and that the policy had a direct and deleterious effect on the military. she said she will issue an injunction barring the federal government from enforcing don't ask, don't tell. the justice department of course will have an opportunity to appeal her decision. for anybody who has been following the various legal cases against don't ask, don't tell, this is the case that was brought by the log cabin republicans, by the gay republican group. we'll have much, much more to come on this breaking news. we'll be right back. >>> as someone who covers politics every day, i seldom get the privilege of seeing pure political emotion. phony sincerity and phony humility you see all the time but general passion is rare. today we came across a jaw dropping speech by a republican candidate by a man named phil davidson. a speech that practically bled with raw gut churning passion that definitely could not have been faked. kent jones is here. he's seen it. the speech was rewarded with a victory. passio
group in a home in northern virginia right outside washington, d.c. he complained that his administration is in a wrestling match with republicans over a tax break for the wealthiest americans. let's bring in our senior white house correspondent, ed henry, and theio senior political analyst, gloria borger. for pryou. the president was low key today as he has been for the last couple of days. what's going on? >> they have john boehner back in a corner with some of the president's fiery speees last week on the tr this time he was in a smaller group in a back yard. maybe he didn't need to throw out as much red meat. but they feel good inside the white house for a first time in a long time. they feel they're in offense after playing so much defense. that's all because of what happened. if you play out over the last few days, friday's white house news conference, the president really underlini the message that the republicans should not hold the le class hostage by demanding that you also extend the tax cuts for the rich. at the same time you do them for the middle class. 48 hou
that rolled into west virginia, and numerous wind reports across parts of new york city. this is the radar now. much calmer conditions today. most of the energy well off to the north and east, and we don't anticipate severe weather with this system. karl is now a major hurricane. category three storm and it's going to slam into mexico this afternoon. back to you guys in new york. >> thanks. >> you bet. >>> well, there's a new sheriff coming to town. the white house says that she'll be keeping a close eye on wall street and the fat cats who gambled away all of those 401(k)s. >> her name is elizabeth warren. this afternoon, the president plans to introduce her as his new special adviser. her goal, set up a consumer protection agency. keep the big banks on the straight and narrow. ed henry is live at the white house this morning. ed, elizabeth warren apparently not afraid to tango with wall street elite. will she have power? >> that is going to be the big question. she's been fearless about taking on the big banks and this obama administration, frankly, in her role as chair of the congressional o
in their lives. 78.4% of adults identify themselves as christian, down from 86.4% in 1990. virginia. chris, independent line. caller: thanks. i am a second time a caller. i have been listening to this program for years. hard to actually get on the air. so i am appreciative were glad to be on. anyway, as far as the core competencies, we are a large and powerful country, over 300 million people. one of the largest countries in the world in terms of population. and it is not just population. we are a very affluent country compared to other countries in the world, which is probably obvious to anyone listening. so, i think we should not just focus on having one core competence a. i kind of got in at the tail end of the discussion, but i gather we are talking about economic. but we shall not focus on any one core competency. we should focus on having that diverse economy. whether you are talking about manufacturing, services, or what ever. in some parts of the country, although some sectors in this economy are kind of doing poorly right now, other sectors are doing well. some of your localities
is something that we have to debate about, but i do not believe in sanctuaries. host: alexandria, virginia. oscar, democratic line. caller: i just came to the united states. i am a legal resident now. before people talk about the eagles not paying taxes -- talk about illegals not paying taxes , we do not steal the numbers, we just invent them. in my case i work for seven years with a fake number that they took. for seven years i have worked, i will never get the money with my three jobs and we do pay taxes. inform yourself. you will understand that most undocumented people do pay taxes. make sure that the criminals do not get any identification in your passage of this law. the people that have worked really hard to put food on the table for their families, but they wanted an opportunity. forgive them. those k -- host: ok. congressman? guest: becoming a naturalized citizen, i understand what he is saying. but what you are saying validates what i have been saying. looking as social security, the last numbers i saw were over $4 billion there, people like yourselves that i put money in and pro
. dinwiddie, virginia. caller: i have a couple of questions. i am just amazed at the amount of money that is being spent by the republicans -- of course, the rich are behind it. the tv is full of ads and you have people out here who are well below the poverty line, and republican believe that they can save us all. save us all. the democrats do not do more to show us that we cannot go back to the old days -- $4 a gallon for gasoline. people had to do everything they could just to get back and forth from work. the republicans are spending so much money. i think we need a law that could regulate how much money can be pushed into that. guest: robert makes a profound statement, you're absolutely right. what we are seeing now, and especially because of the citizens united supreme court decision, is people are upset because of the money that is being spent. large corporations and wealthy individuals are not content with the money that they have so they are using it to deeply influenced the political process. we are talking about huge amounts of money. correct me if i am wrong, but i think w
virginia, across pennsylvania, ohio. let's do this. let's go to the video from the marcellus shale coalition. the gas deposit could be worth $2 trillion i today's prices. shale gas production already accounts for about one-fifth of the country's gas production, and the current rate is expected to provide half of the nation's gas by 2030. this was in june we got this report from our affiliate ofwja out of clead rfield, pennsylvan, and there was a leak and polluted drilling water pouring out for 16 hours. no one lived nearby, and no one was injured. no homes within a mile of that. still, these are the stakes. there are massive economic consequences at a time when we are moving more in the direction of natural gas and looking for a way to be energy independent inside the u.s. >> the big question is whether or not tis process is safe, and the answer depends on whom you ask. chris tucker is a spokesman for energy in-depth, which reps natural gas producers from washington, and josh forks, a fill maker behind "gas d.land." tell us why you made this documentary, josh, and what you found. >
the elections? virginia write, depends on how smart or stupid people are. if they're smart, the increase in poverty levels will create a corresponding increase of votes for the democrats. why anyone poor would vote republican is beyond me. missy writes it doesn't matter if democrats are at fault or not, they're the party in power. the nation looks to them for solutions. when they fail to address the very real problems this country has they deserve all the blame that is heaped upon them. joe writes, hard to say how it will affect the elections. it does indicate how effective the emfa service preventing the transfer of wealth from the rich to the poor has been. the rich are assuccumulating al the wealth. mike writes, the only group people can turn to if they are fed up with the status quo is the tea party. it's very possible people are voting for the tea party candidates simply out of frustration, not knowing what the group really stands for. she writes from arizona, it will probably be bad for the democrats as there are so many voters out there with short-term memory loss who don't rememb
island, did not ratify the document until after the country was established. but five states, virginia, massachusetts, new york, maryland and south carolina sent specific amendments that should be added to the document. foremost in each of those states' amendments was the concept of sovereignty or the ability of states to make the decisions. their goal and their concepts were incorporated in the 10th amendment to the constitution which put in written form the unnamed structure that the founding fathers had established in the constitution. as one of our justices on the supreme court said, the constitution protects us from our own best intentions. it divides power among branches of government precisely so we may resist the temptation to concentrate power in one location as the expedient solution to the crisis of the day. for a century and a half, this nation basically honored that concept. in the last half century, though, we have stretched the idea significantly. starting with the progressive era in the early 1900's'. it was president wilson who called this political witch craft. he sai
in virginia closing three years after the fed starts moving to phase out light bulbs, ordering government buildings to use fluorescent bulbs to save energy. my next guest thinks that the plan backfired and people are going to lose their jobs from this factory. it's congressman joe barton. this caught our eye. it encapsulate as number of issues out there right now. why are you fighting to save the indan des -- incandescent light bulb? >> they're cheaper, environmentally correct and we think consumers ought to make the correct choice, especially middle and low income americans, they can't afford four, $5 light bulbs when you can get the old fashioned light bulb for 40, 50 cents a pop. martha: but part of the action is to say that the government won't purchase incandescent light bulbs nip. it doesn't mean the rest of us can't. >> it also says it can't be sold as retail in the united states. martha: they can't be sold anywhere after -- when is this going to go into effect? >> 2014. so we want to repeal it. this is indicative of the overreach that the obama administration, mrs. pelosi and majo
voters in virginia that republicans have no serious ideas on how to reduce the nation's deficit. >>> it was an emotional homecoming for a pilot. greeted by his wife, pilot jack conroy called the laning the most significant thing that's happened to him in 32 years of flying. he said though he was just doing his job. >>> and hollywood legend tony curtis died last night of cardiac arrest in his home in nevada. he was perhaps best known for his role in "some like it hot." the father of jamie lee curtis, tony curtis was 85. it's 7:09. let's head back to meredith and matt. certainly a huge loss. >> and first of all, jamie lee is a very big kind of friend of ours here, and so our condolences go out to her and the entire family. it is a terrible loss. he was here in 2008 when he wrote that book about his time in hollywood and, remember, when he got there to hollywood, he was brad pitt and george clooney all rolled into one. >> great storyteller, too. >> what a life. >> amy mentioned that "some like it hot" movie where he got to kiss marilyn monroe. reporters asked him what it was like t
virginia beach and into north carolina. and then think about that big blob of cloud cover that's still to come. that could be another 6 inches of rainfall on top of these areas. >> what's going on at airports in the northeast? >> at least two hours. >> wow. >> about 20% to 30% of the planes not e even making it. just being canceled. if there's an 80 seat maximum on a plane, 50 seats full, you can get two planes into one plane. >> just be patient. how long does this go on for? >> 24 more hours. >> chad, thanks very much. >>> shocking numbers to tell you about. they involve our fighting men and women. but they are not based on the battlefield. i'll tell you when i come back. >>> let me bring you up to date with some of the top stories we're following here at cnn. the army says four soldiers who died over the week apparently took their own lives. all four were from ft. hood, texas. all were decorated veterans from the war in iraq or afghanistan. if confirmed as suicides, it would be in addition to 14 other suicides on the base this year. >>> the commercial department says the economy grew
say that at that backyard in northern virginia yesterday. you know, he said that -- i'm in this wrestling match with john boehner, but boehner was the one who came out on sunday sounding like he was ready to make a deal. are we making a deal? or are we having a wrestling match here? it's interesting to hear the president come out and say that. couldn't the minority leader argue he was simply trying to govern? >> no, certainly -- certainly he could argue that. and what you will hear from his aides is that he was trying to undercut a white house argument that obviously they were fearful was taking hold. and that is that republicans are holding tax cuts for the middle class hostage for tax cuts for the wealthy. but what you're hearing from republicans sources on this is that perhaps boehner tipped his hand a little too soon. that this was something he could've held out on as they argue for this. obviously in the house, the republicans don't have a whole lot of control about what's going to pass. and there are a lot of democrats who, you know, feel the way republicans do a
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in miami, fla., and graduated from the university of virginia and spent a brief time here in washington working for the department of justice. after graduate school i got married and my husband and dial chose to -- by husband and i chose to settle down in the same miami area where i have grown up. one afternoon i went to pick up my 3-year-old daughter, emily amar from the church preschool around the corner from the house. i buckled my son into his car seat and as i was doing this, i was ambushed from behind and hit on the head. as my daughter screen for life and thought to escape an advance, my assailant held a knife to my neck and drown out the -- entered a three-year to drown out the south of my children's cries. he said, ma'am, do you believe in god? i said, yes, and he said, good, because then you can forgive me for what i'm about to do to you and your children he then drove us out of town. he beat me, held a knife to my neck and read to me four times. each time i was violently raped, he forced both of my joy and to watch every moment of the crime. my daughter was forced to sit inch
it. >> all right. well, pat buchanan, you let out a rebel yell last night in mcclain, virginia, heard all the way down to vienna. why were you so excited about this victory in delaware that will certainly, almost certainly assure that harry reid, if he wins in nevada, will be the majority leader for two more years? >> it was the heart, not the head responding. the truth is -- no, that's the truth. look, here's a very attractive young woman, fresh and maybe she's not schooled, et cetera, but she's knocked off somebody, a big rockefeller republican, the greatest night of her life. and you've got to rejoice with her, and rove's attitude, his analysis may be spot-on, but his attitude looked contemptuous, to me. and i'll tell you, my guess is this morning, people that look at that karl rove, if we run the whole clip, i don't see how you respond positively to that. i mean, i think what romney has to do and people like that is to say, look, we can't win without these folks with us. they won this one. let's go down there and help them. we lost. we may not have liked it. but let's get together
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